EARLY MISSISQUOI NEWSPAPERS

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EARLY  MISSISQUOI  NEWSPAPERS

    The Township Reformer printed in Stanbridge East.  Editor Elkanah Phelps, 1837.  R.A. McDowell, Printer
    “Justice to all Classes, Usurpation over None” . . . .    Agents for Reformer in Noyan:  David Carr.  Beech Ridge,P. Weeks.  Clarenceville: J.W. Hapgood, P.M. 
     
    The Missikoui Standard – Published every Tuesday morning.  J.D. Gilman, Editor, Frelighsburg.  First published,April 8, 1835.

    The Gleaner – Devoted to the news of the day, politics --agriculture – Religion – Temperance and Literature.  Printed and published every Tuesday morning in Philipsburg by H. Carr in 1847.  Office over the P.O.
   
 The Missisquoi News and Frontier Advocate – 1848 --Philipsburg, Canada East.  Editor W.W. Smith.
    District of Bedford Times Published only three years 1866-69 at Sweetsburg by Mr. Rose.
     
Bedford Times established in 1878 by A.L. Lance and printed in Bedford. Missisquoi Record printed every Friday morning in Stan-bridge East by M.D. Corey Editor and Publisher, A.H.
Gilmour, Prop.

    The Cowansville Observer – This paper was first printed in Cowansville in 1870 by John Massie.  He was the first editor of a weekly paper who conceived the idea of devoting consider-able space to matters transpiring within a radius of twenty miles.  A course which brought down upon him the sarcasmof many of his contemporaries for a time, but he lived to see this course adopted by them also, who previously deemed nothing short of burglary, murder or suicide of sufficient importance to occupy their paper.  Mr. Massie continued his paper until his death in 1886, but the Observer continued being printed until around 1910.
  
  Gibson’s Monthly was printed in Cowansville by W.N.Gibson as early as 1899 and was noted for its many fine historical items.
    
Cotton’s Weekly was printed in Cowansville in 1912 by Wm.Ulric Cotton but did not run for too many years.

   

RESIDENTS OF MISSISQUOI COUNTY NINETY YEARS OF AGE, OR OVER NINETY DURING 1960

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RESIDENTS OF MISSISQUOI COUNTY NINETY YEARS OF AGE,
OR OVER NINETY DURING 1960

“-- As a white candle in a holy place --So is the beauty of an aged face” . . . .

          Miss Lillian Macfie, formerly of Clarenceville, now in the Farnham Nursing Home is 100 years old, her mind being very keen and alert, has a fund of historical knowledge.

          Mr. John Stevens, Bedford, was present at the unveiling of the Eccles Hill Monument.

F. W. Jones, Bedford
Miss Newman, Bedford
Mr. Lussier, Bedford
Arthur Coderre, Bedford
Delbert Holsapple, near Morse's Line
Miles Krans, St. Armand
Dr. Montgomery, Philipsburg
Eugen Ives, Stanbridge East
Delbert Yates, Stanbury
Mrs. Holden, Frelighsburg
Mrs. John J. Barker, Cowansville
Mrs. Paul Viens (101), Cowansville
Miss Addie Gardner, Stanbridge East
Charles Laduke, Stanbridge East
Mrs. Lewis Roy, Venice
Walter Bell, Cowansville
Mrs. Alex Leggatt, Farnham Centre
Mrs. Jas. Domingue, near Farnham Centre
Mr. and Mrs. D.A. Collins, Clarenceville
Mrs. Ruth England Guillette, Pine Gables Nursing Home, Cowansville
Miss Hattie Baker, Sweetsburg Nursing Home
Mrs. Mary Jones, Miss Anna Carter, Burton C. Carter, all of Fordyce
Mrs. James Dean of Cowansville, now in Brome
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INTERESTING EPITAPHS FROM CEMETERIES
IN MISSISQUOI

From the Frelighsburg Cemetery,

Erected to the memory of
     MR. ELIJAH KEMP
one of the first settlers of this seigniory who died on seventh day of December, 1834 at the advanced age of seventy-two years ten months and ten days.
In life he was an example of industry,
A tender husband and affectionate father
A faithful friend, and when the hour came
He died in the hope of a blessed immortality,
Leaving and aged widow and a large circle of relatives
And friends to lament his loss.
     “Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.”

MHS #6 1960